Towards the election – Which party will tell the truth about covert and post code rationing? Especially in Wales…

Towards the election – Which party will tell the truth about covert and post code rationing? Especially in Wales… Interesting that the Welsh Regional Health Service, without choice and with longest waiting lists, will still be ruled by a Labour Philosophy. This despite BBC Radio 4 the “The Moral Maze” 9th July 2014. The Future of the NHS.  BBC’s Introduction to The Moral Maze on Radio 4 who recommended de-politicizing it. Recruiting doctors to Wales is a problem and a philosophical change is needed.. Meanwhile we go into the black hole of cuts and “everything for everyone for ever”.

Martin Shipton for The Western Mail and Walesonline reports 12th July 2014: The single most important issue for people in Wales at next year’s General Election? Health, finds our exclusive poll 

The single most important issue for people in Wales at next year’s General Election will be health, according to an exclusive poll carried out for WalesOnline.

The poll, undertaken on our behalf by Cardiff-based Beaufort Research, shows that 32% of voters say health will be the key determining factor for them next May….

Martin Shipton on July 11th: Aneurin Bevan would ‘turn in his grave’ about Welsh NHS, says woman denied cancer drug 

Mark Smith on June 26th: Welsh NHS in crisis: Now three health boards face action over £60m overspend 

The Moral Maze

Fears raised ‘free NHS’ will come to an end: underfunding since before 2008

Update 13th July 2014 – Listen to the Moral Maze on the Health Service:

 

 

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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